It is Memorial Day, the annual event to honor those who have passed on, particularly of the military. Memorial services are being held in many locations, some solemn, with flags and a lone bagpiper. Some more joyous and others even more somber. In any event, we are remembering those who have passed.
But what about those who are still living and have passed through your life? Friends, lovers, acquaintances? Spouses, significant others and even children. Memorial Day can be a trip down memory lane, with thoughts of “where are they now?” Such it is with human nature, life is a journey with many paths and many people. Too often, these missing and long gone folks left behind a scar or a bit of sadness. Only a few were able to leave behind the bright, shiny feeling of joy.
Whatever the circumstances, whether there is life or death, remember all of them with gratitude. Some people are with you for a reason, and some are with you for a season. Be thankful you knew them, because they helped you find room in your heart to allow someone else to fill the empty spaces.
Blessings to all on this remembrance day.
2 thoughts on “Do You Remember?”
Very well said. I never stopped to think about remembering other loved ones at this time. But yes I agree it is a time to stop and remember all who have been in our lives for whatever time they were put there and for whatever reason. I always look forward to reading your posts. They make me think.
Thank you! Sometimes my writing prompts me to do things. This one had me messaging a former coworker on LinkedIn. I’m curious to see if she remembers me, it’s been a long time.